News Archive

The successful sale of Alkon Solutions to the Polymer Solutions Group

We have recently gone through with the decision to sell Alkon Solutions to the Polymer Solutions Group (PSG).

Six times STEM for Stephenson Group!

We are delighted to announce that Stephenson Group has joined the West Yorkshire STEM Ambassador Programme!

Stephenson Group benefits from MBA expertise

Recently, we worked with Alliance Manchester Business School's MBA students to solve a live business challenge across two very distinct and different areas of our business.

Stephenson Alkon Solutions at the Tire Expo 2016

After Stephensons Alkon Solutions successful first showing at the Tire Technology Expo in 2015, we will be again exhibiting next year at the new venue of Hannover, Germany.

We raise money for Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, created by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The charity is dedicated to funding research into this...

We launch Fair Trade Certified Soap Bases

After months of development and testing we are proud and excited to launch the first range of FLO Certified Fair Trade Certified soap bases. Over the course of the next 6 months we will be developing...

We team up with AfriKids

We're consciously aware of our ethical status when sourcing raw materials which is why we're always looking for new & alternative ways to source sustainable, renewable or ethically source...

Cycle to Work Day 2015

According the census data, 760,000 people in the UK cycle to work regularly – this number keeps growing steadily, but with Cycle to Work Day's help we are aiming to make those numbers skyrocket this year and beyond! By 2021, we hope to see 1 million people regularly commuting to work by bike.


This August we all had the pleasure of attending York Races for Ebor Day, together as a company we were treated to VIP service, lunch and a private box to enjoy and share in the excitment of Race...

Welcome to the team Elliot

We're delighted to welcome Elliot Rich as our newest member to the team, taking on the role of 'Sales Director' for Stephenson Group. Elliot has broad experience from a range of Management roles...

Tim's Trans Continental Race Update

On the Muur van Geraardsbergen, fully kitted up, I had no more time to panic about what to take or what not to take, I began to realise the huge challenge that lay ahead of me.

We support Ossett Town Junior Football Club

Ossett Town Junior Football Club is a volunteer football club providing football development opportunities for boys and girls. The club is affiliated to the West Riding County FA and is a Charter Standard junior football club.

James stars in the Enduro Series

Enduro Mountain Bike racing takes place over 4-6 stages each day. Competitors make their way to the top of some of the UKs largers hills and mountains, and are timed on the descents. Chosen bikes...

Tim takes on The Transcontinental Race

Tim our Digital Marketing Assistant is about to set off a grulling solo cycling adventure. The Transcontinental Race is a gruelling 4,000km journey from Belgium to Turkey starting on 24th July 2015,...

We raise money for Red Nose Day

Comic Relief is a charity founded in 1985 in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief's appeal is Red Nose Day, a day where people raise money by doing something fun and appeal...

Stephenson Personal Care Join Forces with OLT - Orangutan Land Trust

It's a complex and expanding environmental issue and we continue to be asked about the palm oil in our soap bases. And rightly so – deforestation and illegal clearing is causing devastation to tropical rainforests and ecosystems. Leaders involved in the palm oil industry, from growers to producers to end-use manufacturers, are aware of the challenges they face, yet many remain static whilst options are available.

Soap vs Syndet

Soap vs Syndet. We've been making soap since 1856, it's what we do. We get asked questions all the time, what is soap, what's in a soap bar, is Vegetable Soap bad? What is a Syndet bar, what's a...

Doing our Bit for our Bits - Movember

The Movember Foundation is a leading global organisation committed to changing the image of men’s health. Test

We're featured on

We recently teamed up with David Fisher from to give an insight on using our wide range of Crystal melt and pour soap bases. Thanks David.

Our Cycle to Work Day

Over the past few years Britain has fallen in love with cycling, nothing illustrates this more than the incredible support for the recent Grand Depart in Yorkshire for the 2014 Tour de France. We...

Creative Chemistry using Renewable Microalgae

From mighty multinationals to household hobbyists, soap manufacturers owe many of their product innovations and ethically sourced materials to our team here at Stephenson Personal Care. Although a multifaceted conglomerate, our business has become renowned for personal care ingenuity and of course, creative chemistry.

Together we tackle another Tough Mudder

We relish the challenge, working as a team and pushing to the end. It's fair to say working as an effective team is crucial to our success as a business, whether it's a new product, an exhibition,...

Our team take on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

James, Olivia, and David took on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. These are the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form...

RSPO the challenge we face.

It's a complex market and challenging product to trace, the finished goods market is littered with claims and lack of clarity. We asses how far we've come on the RSPO journey and what more can be...

We refresh and rebrand

At some point all companies come to that milestone known as “the rebrand.” For us that time was now...

Chris gets back on Track with Nissan

Chris returns to the race track with JRM and Nissan

James competes in the Bluegrass Enduro Tour, Glencoe

James competes in the Bluegrass Enduro Tour. An epic day competing in Glencoe for the second round of the 2014 circuit and, to top the event off, the third and final special timed stage was a mass...

Tough Mudder. Done.

We're a team. It's pretty clear that if we work together we can achieve so much more. Whether thats working at an exhibition, making soap, or being creative, we believe in working together which is why we decided to enter a Team into Tough Mudder. This is a brief insight into what it's all about and a glimpse of our pain…Mudder on!

Raising the Bar - Our Palm Oil

From Papua New Guinea to Liverpool we spend a day understanding the refining of our 100% RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm & Palm Kernel Oil..

Olivia takes on the National Three Peaks Challenge!

Our team spend a lot of time talking soap, making soap and selling soap, but we love it when our team get outside, take part in challenges and adventures.

Rspo Trademark Licensed In 13 Countries In One Year

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 June 2012 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil, introduced its Trademark to the market a year ago. To date, 61 RSPO Trademark licenses across 13 countries have been issued.

stephenson group support chris to win in british gt finale at silverstone

Stephenson Group (Alkon Anti Tack) supported driver Chris Holmes had a perfect debut for Lotus Sport UK at Silverstone taking pole position, fastest lap and the race win at the final race of the season.


Stephenson Personal Care will be exhibiting at SCS Formulate, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on the 15-16th November.


The Stephenson Group has announced the completion of an extension to its personal care laboratory which will enable it to produce more ingredients for the sector.

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